|Keynote by Holger Fritzinger, SAP AG|
|Keynote by Antonio Brissa (on behalf of Stefan Tittel) of Crossgate|
|Productisation of Business Network Transformation by Petra Frenzel of SAP AG|
|How to turn global B2B Collaboration into business value? by Lutz Jaeger (on behalf of Oliver Bahner) of Crossgate
This presentation will deal with the current requirements and efforts for B2B communication across various industries and how globalization changes the demand in connectivity. Especially the next step of standardization -focussing on semantics – will be covered and showed, how Crossgate and SAP try to deliver answers.
|Innovation proposal: Simplify B2B with the Hybrid Implementation Protocol (HIP) by Jan Fuchs of C&F Consulting
Using Structured Electronic Messaging is the most efficient way for creating virtual networks to serve as Virtual Enterprise, Virtual Market Place or Virtual Organizations. The Structured Electronic Message (SEM) makes abstraction of the top layer allowing heterogeneous organizations and applications to interconnect seamlessly.
Various protocols exist for creating structured electronic messages. The protocol one selects has an enormous influence on consistency, agility, reach, maintainability and cost of the virtual network.
In today’s business climate, Business managers want more consistency and more agility at the same time. More reach for less money. Flexible maintenance at lower cost. More Control with less hands-on. This seems all a bit contradictory and very often it is. With the “Hybrid Implementation Protocol™”, Jan Fuchs succeeded in taking the best-in-breed characteristics of various message structuring protocols and has merged them into a single concept for SEM: HIP
|The use of OAG within IBM by Bill Wise of IBM (remotely)
This presentation will describe the process by which IBM has taken OAG as a foundation for the definition of all data required for integration either internally (A2A) or externally (B2B)
|The importance of Open Standards and IBM’s new ICT Standards Policy by Jochen Friedrich of IBM
This presentation will give a brief outline of the new ICT standards policy which IBM announced in autumn 2008. It will introduce the key elements of IBM’s standard’s policy and set them into relation to IBM’s role in the global standards ecosystem. A major aspect of IBM’s policy is the strong committment to Open Standards. The importance of open standards, in particular for software and business interoperability, will be outlined in the presentation, as well
|IT evolution to support Business improvement – Service Orientation for the extended enterprise: The Olivetti experience by Antonio Brissa of Crossgate (on behalf of Alberto Ostorero of Telecom Italia)
SOA is the buzzword of last three-four years; all in IT – vendors, analysts, managers – speak about SOA; but who has really delivered business services and achieved benefits for the business by embracing SOA ?
When Olivetti – a Telecom Italia Group Company – was forced to change the EDI management system, SOA paradigm was chosen in order to minimize risks and meet requested SLA on a really simple – yet critical – business process. This case study tries to explain main drivers for SOA adoption and highlight true benefits the customer is experiencing
|Foundation forSmart, Fast & Flexible Integrations by Franziska Kraus of Motorola
Condensed business process life cycles require faster integration planning, building and implementation more than ever. Integration processes need to be agile supporting globalization but eventually also turning back to regionalization, outsourcing as well as in sourcing. Outside of individual integration projects a governed integration framework bridging the gap between business and IT, providing focus on company objectives and metrics acts as base for sustainable and agile integrations
|Using Excel to Simplify Business Network Enablement by Bryan Larkin of GXS
Excel is the world’s most often used tool in managing supply chain information. Finding a way to securely and reliably allow SMB trading partners (both customers and suppliers) to leverage this well-known tool for sending, receiving and manipulating supply chain documents will mean providing an instantly usable, well-understood and simple application that can be used around the world to automate supply chain transactions. We’ll see how this dream has become a reality as, using OAGI standards, Excel has been enabled to provide secure integration with trading partners from within the application itself – including secure logon, transmission and document tracking all from the ribbon bar. The solution allows SMB companies to utilize Excel directly for all work as well as integrate it into back office systems
|OAGIS role in simplifying your business network enablement by David Connelly CEO, Open Applications Group
David Connelly will discuss OAGi’s most recent events and describe how the use of OAGIS can help an enterprise simplify their business network. This will include release plans, Working Groups, and also some examples of OAGIS’s role in your standards strategy for business networks
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